When a CFO’s “Head In The Cloud” Is a Good Thing

N2Growth Blog

Having a CFO with a “head in the cloud” might be a good thing if we’re talking about cloud computing, cognitive technologies, and AI that has significantly influenced this role.

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Technology Literacy Will Determine a CFO’s Success

HR Digest

The one thing that will majorly influence the fate of CFO aspirants is their tech skills. According to a Gartner survey of 173 CFOs in November 2020, digital investments topped CFO agendas. Understanding money and tech is imperative to a CFO’s success.

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The Pandemic-Era CFO: Bold Financial Leadership Is a Strategic Imperative

CEO Insider

License and Republishing: The views expressed in this article The Pandemic-Era CFO: Bold Financial Leadership Is a Strategic Imperative are those of the author Scott Carberry alone and not the CEOWORLD magazine.

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5 Strategies To Go From CXO/CEO/ COO/CFO to Successful Entrepreneur

Lead Change Blog

You had the title of CXO/CEO/CFO/COO and everything that comes with it: The corner office, a closet full of silk [.]. Posted in Career Development Change Management Self Leadership Value Creation Are you a corporate refugee or executive in transition who thought the grass was greener on the entrepreneurial side of the fence, only to find out it wasn’t as easy as you expected? It’s an interesting problem.

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Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

The CFO tech pivot: embracing the right solutions to steer the course

CEO Insider

License and Republishing: The views expressed in this article The CFO tech pivot: embracing the right solutions to steer the course are those of the author Anant Kale alone and not the CEOWORLD magazine.

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Interviewing a CFO? Here are 4 questions you need to ask.

CEO Insider

License and Republishing: The views expressed in this article Interviewing a CFO?

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Moderna CFO Exits A Day After Taking Charge With His Annual Pay

HR Digest

Moderna CFO Jorge Gomez had assumed the position just one day prior, almost a month after leaving a dental company. While Moderna looks for a replacement, his recently retired predecessor, David Meline, will continue to work as the CFO. Moderna’s New CFO.

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Moderna CFO Exits A Day After Taking Charge With His Annual Pay

HR Digest

Moderna CFO Jorge Gomez had assumed the position just one day prior, almost a month after leaving a dental company. While Moderna looks for a replacement, his recently retired predecessor, David Meline, will continue to work as the CFO. Moderna’s New CFO.

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Eli Lilly CFO resigns over misconduct in workplace

HR Digest

Anat Ashkenazi, previously senior vice president, controller and chief financial officer of Lilly Research Laboratories, has been named as his successor and will now be the next CFO. Smiley was appointed the CFO in 2018. Eli Lilly & Co.

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REALITY AND APPEARANCE: LIGHTS AND SHADOWS ON THE HALO EFFECT

CEO Insider

What is the halo effect? How can it affect people? How much is it likely to distort reality? There are many questions arising on this, perhaps, too little considered phenomenon.

9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

Narcissistic Team Leaders – How a Lack of Checks and Balances Tip the Scale of Culture

CEO Insider

Research shows that narcissists tend to be attracted to leadership positions as they are positions of power, so they need to learn how to balance selfishness with selflessness.

SOPHISTICATED RESEARCH? Whip out your abacus, slide rule, and walking shoes.

CEO Insider

In reference to this, does anyone who has access to a computer or a reasonably recent mobile device really yearn for the “good old days?”

The key to re-building confidence in leadership in 2022

CEO Insider

Even the most progressive organisations are struggling to develop the impact of their midlevel leaders – their B-Suite – at the moment. As a result, these organisations have increasing issues with engagement, succession planning, performance or change.

Why entitlement is a career derailer

CEO Insider

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The In’s and Out’s of Marketing Nuance: Why you struggle to communicate with Marketer

CEO Insider

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CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Your Company’s Next Leader on Climate Is…the CFO

Harvard Business

Changes in tools, teams, regulations, and markets are putting sustainability in the hands of the finance department. Sustainability Social responsibility Business models Supply chain Motivating people Government Digital Article

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The CEO and CFO Pairing That Makes Mergers More Successful

Harvard Business

Research finds optimism and pessimism play an important role. Mergers & acquisitions Leadership Decision making Digital Article

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The Events Team Of The Future: What The C-Suite Needs To Know

CEO Insider

CEO Insider Chief Encouragement Officer Insider Chief Everything Officer Insider Chief Diversity Officer Insider Chief Engineering Officer Insider Chief Experience Officer Insider Chief Financial Officer (CFO) InsiderThe COVID-19 pandemic accelerated transformation within the event space.

Google Lost Its CFO to Poor Work Life Balance

The Idolbuster

The topic is timely: This week Patrick Pachette, CFO of Google announced that he would be retiring to spend more time with his wife. Yet now Google has lost a fantastic CFO. Maybe if he was off some of the time over the last 25 years, he would be spending another ten years as CFO. I think Google lost its CFO to poor work life balance. The post Google Lost Its CFO to Poor Work Life Balance appeared first on The Idolbuster.

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Complimentary Resource – The CFO’s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward

Strategy Driven

The CFO’s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward. Click here for more information on The CFO’s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward. You just finished reading Complimentary Resource - The CFO''s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward ! The post Complimentary Resource – The CFO’s Cheat Sheet to Compensation Risk & Reward appeared first on StrategyDriven. by Ultimate Software.

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Why the great resignation can be stopped with a great conversation

CEO Insider

Everyone who knows me, knows I reject ‘The Great Resignation’ – it’s a million-dollar catch-phrase, but it’s quite dangerously misleading. This is not a great resignation – which suggests that people have made a sudden decision to do something dramatic that we didn’t see coming.

How the CFO and General Counsel Can Partner More Effectively

Harvard Business

What receives far less attention is that, more and more in our increasingly complex, volatile, and fully-globalized business world, the effectiveness of such action depends on a powerful partnership between the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the General Counsel (GC). As a result, the optimal CFO-GC alliance is now much more like a peer relationship, jointly coordinating and overseeing fundamental corporate issues of performance, compliance, ethics, risk and governance, and organization.

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3 Critical Skills of Effective Leaders.

Rich Gee Group

Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip CEO CFO Coaching Communication Delegation Information Management Motivation Obstacles Performance VP Great leaders translate vision into decisive action — a skill that’s especially vital in tough times. But what are those skills? Do you have a blind spot? Should you be doing more? First off — great leaders do three things — no more, no less: They motivate their people. They deliver information when required.

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My Great Failure, Part 3: Needing Where I Should be Leading

Modern Servant Leader

The already overburdened technology team had no bandwidth and the CFO would not accept changing priorities of other efforts. Ultimately, I was called into the CFO’s office and asked for my resignation. I should have resigned the moment the CFO insisted on the project. Had I volunteered my resignation at that moment there were two possible outcomes: The CFO backed off his insistence : I remained employed there and we addressed the solution properly at a later time.

Robert Sher: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Uncategorized Albert Einstein Bibliomotion Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville CEO to CEO The Feel of the Deal: How I Built a Business Through Acquisitions Forbes CFO Magazine James O''Toole Judgment Calls Lao-Tse Mandela Mighty Midsized Companies: How Leaders Overcome 7 Silent Growth Killers Nelson Oscar Wilde Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Robert Sher: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris Tao Te Ching the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom Tom Davenport Voltaire

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Why HR and the CEO should be joined at the Hip | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

The day the Jacobs Suchard (now part of Kraft Foods ) Board of Directors promoted me to the C-Suite, they strongly suggested I align myself with the CFO. The advice proved excellent, and for the rest of my days in the corner office I was joined at the hip with an outstanding finance executive who is now the CFO of Lindt & Sprüngli , the world’s leading chocolatier. In the CEO Afterlife. Main menu Home. Leadership. Branding. Why HR and the CEO should be joined at the Hip.

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Robert Sher: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries Albert Einstein Bibliomotion Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville CEO to CEO The Feel of the Deal: How I Built a Business Through Acquisitions Forbes CFO Magazine James O''Toole Judgment Calls Lao-Tse Mighty Midsized Companies: How Leaders Overcome 7 Silent Growth Killers Oscar Wilde Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Robert Sher: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris Tao Te Ching the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom Tom Davenport Voltaire

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Keep Your Sarbanes-Oxley Off My CFO

Harvard Business Review

No, Minow is suggesting that CFO essentially work for the audit committee. As she puts it, when she's evaluating a company, "the most important thing I look for in a CFO is someone who reports directly to the audit committee, because what I want is a CFO who is absolutely clear that his or her job depends on telling the truth to the board.". I don't know of any CFO of a public company who would tell you that the job doesn't already depend on telling the truth to the board.

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The CIO Paradox: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Ross Jeremy Hope Martha Heller Operations versus Strategy Oscar Wilde Peter Weill recruiting Reinventing the CFO: How Financial Managers Can Transform Their Roles and Add Greater Value Successor The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership

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Morning Advantage: Take My CFO, Please

Harvard Business Review

At first blush, it sounds like something straight out of the mind of Scott Adams, but John McCallum's guide to management one-liners in the Ivey Business Journal has its sincere merits. McCallum mines the cannon of executive aphorisms from the likes of Stephen Covey and Warren Buffett — but also Socrates, physicist Lord Kelvin, and Donald Rumsfeld — for those pithy phrases that really do capture the essence of common situations.

The hottest finance trend in business today may be what your business needs

CEO Insider

Fractional Chief Financial Officers (CFO) are in high demand these days. A fractional CFO is a highly qualified business finance professional that your company can hire on a part-time basis.

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Head’s Up! A great business book will soon be published.

First Friday Book Synopsis

CFO Magazine Conference Board Creating a World Without Poverty Curt Finch Demand: Creating What People Love Before They Know They Want It Crown Business During the decision-making process involving a purchase [comma] During the decision-making process involving a purchase [comma] what role do th3e emotions reason play? On October 4, 2011, Demand: Creating What People Love Before They Know They Want It, will be published by Crown Business. Written by Adrian Slywotzky with Karl Weber.

Five Invisible Components of Effective DEI Work That All CEOs Must Consider

CEO Insider

You are a top-notch CEO, CFO, COO, Senior Executive and/or all others in leadership roles… and you are frustrated and disappointed that with all the money and time that you have given to DEI, there is still no measurable change- even though your organization managed to make the list Top 100 places to work. So, […].

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Why Can't a CIO Be More Like a CFO?

Harvard Business Review

Unlike the world of the CFO, management and staff generally do what they like when it comes to creating and (not) disposing of information, creating a cavernous gap in accountability. Information governance is not IT''s job. But it should be the CIO''s job. It''s time for CIOs to move beyond their roles as chief technology officers, and embrace the name with all of its implications: Chief Information Officer. Because no one is managing the store.

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Tony’s Interview with Healthcare Finance News

Tony Mayo

However, once you move from being a bookkeeper to being a CFO, you are dealing with the future […]. Tips for CFOs to survive the transition to value Give up clinging to the illusion of certainty, said executive coach Tony Mayo. Accounting is a black and white world and as such attracts people who like certainty. For Executives Micro-Managers Organizational Leadership Personal Goals

157: The Aspiring Leader — Successfully Step into a New Leadership Role | with John Lawler

Engaging Leader

Perhaps you’re the Director of Finance, and you’ve just been tapped to become the new CFO. Perhaps you’re the Director of Finance, and you’ve just been tapped to become the new CFO. Is your sight set on a new leadership role? What do you need to change now that your former peers will be reporting to you? Or maybe you’re not yet in a position with formal authority, but you know […] Is your sight set on a new leadership role?

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Being Inspired: Leaders need to be inspired to inspire others

CEO Insider

He was following in the footsteps of a larger-than-life personality and, as the former CFO, Andrew had very different qualities. Andrew had just taken over as CEO for a major organization.

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Communication strategies for the newly promoted executive

CEO Insider

Over the years in his career as the global research director of Deloitte LLP’s CFO Program, Ajit Kambil has seen countless examples of executives being promoted to C-Level positions without having the tools needed to communicate their visions to their stakeholders. “As

Samurai Bookkeeping

Tony Mayo

Years ago, while I was establishing myself in a new executive coaching practice, I supported my family by working as a part-time, outsourced CFO. Here is a reminiscence of a deep learning I earned during one of those accounting gigs. I sought help from my own coach with the very difficult [.]. For Executives Attachment Conflict Freedom

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Beyond the Transaction: How to Make Business Shifts Successful

CEO Insider

I’ve been a CFO at […]. Lots of companies move from private to public and public to private. Consider this: Dealogic reports there were 175 Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) in 2019, while 47 firms were taken private.

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